Colona Public Library

911 1st Street, Colona, IL 61241
Phone: 309-792-0548
Phone Renewal: 888-542-7259

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10a.m.-8p.m.
Saturday 10a.m.-3p.m.

Upcoming Events:

Tax Season is Almost here!

You can find required tax forms and instructions for both State of Illinois and Federal taxes online now!

Federal IRS

State of Illinois Revenue

Taxes can also be filed online:

Federal Filing Information

MyTax Illinois

Over the next few weeks, the library will be receiving some paper copies of popular tax forms. Now at the library we have Illinois 1040 Tax Forms and Instructions, as well as the Federal 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ Forms.

Check out these helpful reviews on tax services:

Top 6 Free Tax Software of 2015

Online Tax Software Reviews

Free Computer Training

The Colona Public Library has received a grant to offer free computer training. The six-week courses will be offered in a variety of subjects from basic computer skills to the accounting package QuickBooks to various Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel. The schedule for the coursework is flexible enough to accommodate an individual's home and work obligations. The same classes would normally cost $99 without the grant.

For more information, email, or call 309-792-0548 and ask for information about the technology training grant.  This program is being funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

Now available- Free Driver's Ed Program

The Colona Public Library is proud to announce a new partnership with to offer free online test prep for students preparing for their Illinois driving tests!  Visit our exclusive website, where you can choose from several different practice tests. No library card number or personal information is needed! This resource is also great for anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge of Illinois's traffic laws or interested in getting their motorcycle license or CDL. Patrons can also download handbooks with driving rules and regulations. A helpful FAQ section addresses questions residents might have about visiting their local DMV.

Check out our Miscellaneous Links page for some great sites to find reviews of movies, TV shows, games, and more!!

Stitching Fun & Friendship Together

The Colona Library is pleased to host the Betty Boop Needle Group! Join them Wednesdays at 1 p.m.!

Any and all stitching crafts can be covered.  Jolly Jackson will lead the group, and she has experience in crochet, knitting, cross stitch, and plastic canvas.  Beginners are welcome.  You are encouraged to bring a project with you, or find a new one at the class.  Join us to share patterns, ideas, talents, friendship, even recipes!  You can call Jolly at (309) 278-4778 with questions or suggestions.

Recycle @ the Library

The Colona Public Library is collecting aluminum cans (empty and rinsed please!)

Recycle!The aluminum is sold by the pound and the profits go towards library programs. Please do not drop off bags of mixed recyclables!

Library Cards

If you are living in the area and don't yet have a library card, please stop in to apply for one now!

Did You Know?

We have free internet usage on library computers and wi-fi access. If you're 18 or over, you can borrow movies on VHS and DVD - we have most new releases, in addition to holiday shows and old favorites! We now have videogames available, too!  We have books for any age for recreation and research. We can show you how to get books from any other library in our system to be delivered here for your convenience. You can request books or renew them on-line. You can even download audiobooks and e-books for free from the comfort of your own home! We also have a copier which has great features to print, scan or copy in color.


Thanks to the following patrons who have donated to the library:

Sandy Tallent, Judy Junis,Robert Oehrlein,Pat Perkins, Marian Welty, Marlene Schwartz, Kimberly Hicks,Loren Rathjen, Yuri Parker, Jackie Stickle, Harold Bennitt, Kari Clements, Eleanor Norville, Jane Forest, Betty Fisher, Marco Romero, Nancy Hamerlinck, Roland Behnke, Dennis Kelley, Jeannie Gless, Rosalie Duncan, Ramona Oltmann, Susan Brown, Sharon DeWulf, Lisa Shaw, Arlene Parker, Sandy Schneider, Jim Ausmus, Jolly Jackson.

And thanks to everyone who donates their aluminum cans, too!

Contact the Colona Library Board.

Helpful Links

Online Library Catalog

OMNI Libraries

YA OmniLibrary

Why Can't I Find the eBook I want?



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Internet Resources

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